Senior Contracting Officer
This is a senior-level professional position without supervisory responsibilities. This position regularly works independently on sensitive, high-profile, and complex tasks and has decision making and signature authority on contracts and provides additional high-level support, training, guidance, and assistance to the other Contracting Officers and Senior Buyer, and acts on behalf of the Assistant Purchasing Agent (Operational Team) in their absence.
Candidate assists in negotiations, awards, and executes complex, sensitive, high priority contracts on behalf of the Purchasing Agent; also assists with Delegated Purchasing Authority Program; analyzes claims and issues decisions; authorizes competitive negotiation; and reviews and approves purchase orders. This candidate will provide procurement advice to the Board of Supervisors, County leadership, other Contracting Team members, vendors, and other government procurement offices; as well as maintains extensive knowledge of the Virginia Public Procurement Act (VPPA), other applicable laws, the County Purchasing Policy, automated purchasing systems, and best practices. Oversees and manages contracts with assigned departments in compliance with the VPPA; secures knowledge of assigned departments’ operations, programs, and needs; and negotiates, awards, and signs contracts on behalf of the Purchasing Agent.
Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in procurement, business administration, construction, engineering or related field with four years of experience in contracting of professional and non-professional services. Previous public procurement experience is highly preferred. Considerable project management experience and experience using web-based systems is required. Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) certification preferred. Knowledge of the Virginia Public Procurement Act is preferred, but training will be provided. Experience in governmental procurement (federal, state or local) is highly preferred.
Recruitment# 23-127-3914 Visit our on-line employment center at https://www.loudoun.gov/jobs for more information and to apply. EOE